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The Kursaal

Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2WW, England
+44 1702 465080
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Awful

Run down place, there are never any bar staff, food is awful the manageress gillian is incredibly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gavid H
via mobile
Unjustified parking fine

Went bowling one Saturday evening and parked behind the venue and as previously we paid for our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
grahamsos
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2WW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Run down place, there are never any bar staff, food is awful the manageress gillian is incredibly rude. Their hygiene behind the scenes is non existent. Avoid this place at all costs

Thank Gavid H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went bowling one Saturday evening and parked behind the venue and as previously we paid for our parking. I entered my car registration as required but when the ticket printed it only printed the first 4 digits of my registration. Assuming this was ok we...More

Thank grahamsos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went bowling with a few of our friends on Saturday night. Bowling lanes were lit only by some limited disco type lighting, too few bar staff, seems to get more scruffy and unkempt on each successive visit and full of chavs..last visit for me...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I assume the very rude man I encountered was the owner. He might have something wrong with him though because he looks a bit special with his sports direct polo shirt tucked into jeans all the time. Don't go there as this man is just...More

Thank southendonsea2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Went to the kursall to play a game of bowling, little did I know that bowling trip would cost me over £200 in parking fines, most expensive hour of my life, avoid this total waste of a place, it was completely dirty, sticky and a...More

1  Thank iamthedan
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the soft play which is good fun and great value for money. However the parking has put me off returning. We have been fined £100 for allegedly overstaying. If we did overstay it would only have been by a minute or two. Easily...More

4  Thank DestinationData
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The service has seemed to decline in recent years. The lady at the desk was not very engaging, seemingly floating between different customers with no one really understanding what was going on. There was a queue of roughly ten parties behind us and no else...More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Dont waste your money on prize machines, for example for key master i won but they didnt give the prize! Thieves

Thank Aiden C
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and a couple of Mums booked for our sons to do Laser Extreme. We couldnt fault it!! The staff were very helpful and health and safety was brilliant. Any problems the sraff found the relevant parent. 2 games of Laser Extreme just £6. What...More

Thank Natalie D
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

DO NOT USE THE CAR PARK AT THE REAR. Absolute joke of a firm. Didn’t have change and parking machine doesn’t take cards so went in to get change. Stupidly busy with no staff to cope meaning it took me a while to get change....More

1  Thank James R
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